Richardson, TX, May 02, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Benning Power Electronics Inc., a subsidiary of German-based Benning Worldwide, today announced the opening of its new North American headquarters and manufacturing facility. The 68,000 square foot facility is located in Richardson, Texas.
Benning Power Electronics designs, manufactures and installs power conversion systems throughout the United States, Canada and South America. Benning’s product line serves the power needs of a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, handling and distribution centers, industrial equipment, data centers, medical power supply, and the military, among others.
“We have experienced rapid growth in the last several years,” said Mario Barbaresso, CEO of Benning Power Electronics. “We are now the largest of Benning’s 22 subsidiary operations worldwide. To accommodate our continued growth, and the needs of our more than 50 employees, we needed a larger facility. Our new Richardson headquarters will help us meet our goal of doubling our workforce by 2016.”
Benning more than doubled its square footage with the move to the new Richardson facility, located at 1220 Presidential Drive, Richardson, Texas, 75081. Benning’s previous facility was located in Dallas. “We have enjoyed being a member of the North Texas business community since 2001, and we look forward to being a part of the City of Richardson’s thriving business community as well.”
“We are pleased by Benning’s decision to move its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility to Richardson,” said Richardson Mayor Gary Slagel. “Benning joins many prominent companies that have their global or North American headquarters in Richardson. We are proud to be the home to so many businesses that are innovative leaders in their respective fields, and to have Benning join that distinguished group continues building on Richardson’s tradition of industry leadership, a deep talent pool, a strong educational base and outstanding community support as we prepare for a bright future.”
“With Benning’s customer base of telecommunications firms, data centers and other leading companies in various sectors, it makes tremendous sense to have their North American headquarters in Richardson,” said Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “Companies that come to Richardson truly find strong synergies with the other surrounding businesses, as well as a supportive city government, convenient Metroplex location, robust transportation infrastructure and a dynamic environment in which to do business. We welcome Benning to our corporate community.”
Benning purchased the building in December of 2010 and made extensive renovations to suit its unique needs. Daniel T. Paterson, president of Swearingen Realty Group represented Benning in the transaction.
The design of the new facility allows Benning to decrease its manufacturing time to better meet the needs of its customers, while making a positive impact on the environment. The state-of-the-art facility also features an in-house research and development lab, which allows for the development of new products, and the constant improvement and customization of existing products. There is also a customer training center and a network operations center where Benning has a constant connection to their customers’ power systems, allowing the company to monitor their efficiency levels and quickly respond to any issues.
Benning’s new facility will also be equipped with the technology to be self-sufficient in its power usage with 50 percent of the building’s roof space equipped with solar panels.
“This is more than just an address change for us,” said Barbaresso. “Everything we do is about energy efficiency, so we wanted our operations here to reflect that for our customers and our employees.”
About Benning Power Electronics:
Benning Power Electronics, Inc. designs, manufacturers, installs and services world-class solutions for powering communications and industrial equipment. Benning products bring German engineering and technology to U.S., Canadian and South American markets. The manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas serves as the North American headquarters. For more information visit http://www.benning.us.
About Benning Worldwide:
Founded in 1938 by the Benning Family, Benning Worldwide is a privately held, global manufacturer of critical AC & DC power equipment. With more than 60 years of experience in power conversion, Benning Worldwide has a long-standing reputation for providing highly reliable solutions with unsurpassed support. The global manufacturing headquarters of Benning Worldwide is in Bocholt, Germany, with 22 subsidiaries operating around the world. For more information visit http://de.benning.de.